Janet Anderson PSM

Aged Care Quality & Safety Commissioner, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission


Janet commenced as the inaugural Commissioner of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 1 January 2019. Prior to taking up this position, Janet led whole-of-Government and intersectoral planning and co-ordination of major system-wide reforms arising from the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. She moved to that role following two years’ work as Deputy Chief Executive and acting Chief Executive of the Northern Territory Department of Health. Before that, Janet spent nearly four years as First Assistant Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Health, having moved there from her position as a senior executive in the NSW Ministry of Health. In 2009, she was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in health policy development and reform.